Fox Business show “The Intelligence Report” has recently looked to explain the issues being seen in the U.S. as increasing numbers of voters are turning to the campaign of well known left leaning candidate Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Presidential election. In an election cycle that has seen a shift in focus towards anti-establishment candidates the arrival of Sanders in the mainstream has given conservatives cause for concern because of his proposed use of socialist policies; host Trish Regan was joined by human rights activist Thor Halvorssen to discuss the use of socialist policies in general terms.
The founder of the Human Rights Foundation, Thor Halvorssen has been an outspoken critic of socialism as a political ideology for a number of years, but revealed his issues with socialist policies come from their use by darker forces; Halvorssen linked his experience in Venezuela to the problems that can be seen in socialism as his own country had fallen into the hands of dictators and authoritarian groups hiding behind socialist principles. Thor Halvorssen explained his belief that Bernie Sanders is correct in his view that socialist policies can be combined with traditional political ideals to create a successful nation, as they have in many Scandinavian countries.
After his long term opposition to socialism the discussion about the successes that have been seen in the use of socialist policies ended with the Hollywood film producer explaining why he backs Sanders for President. As one of the best known human rights activists in the world Halvorssen explained he was unable to support Democrat Hilary Clinton because of her links to the leaders of various closed societies around the world. Turning his attention towards the Republican Party Thor Halvorssen explained why he feels Donald Trump’s support of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bombing of Syria made him a difficult candidate to support.
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